I’ve written pretty extensively about racism, antisemitism and the Trump campaign. About how his words were dog whistles and drew the white nationalists and hate groups to him. About how his words gave cover to the hate and legitimised it. I feel like most people who read this and who were not minorities themselves, religious or otherwise, didn’t really believe me or maybe thought I was blowing it out of proportion. It’s easy to do that way when you’re not the one feeling persecuted. Is this us though? Is this who we want to be as a country?
Day one, post election. Day freaking one:
I’m quite certain that anyone I know personally who is reading this would find this shit to be appalling, abhorrent, disgusting, and dangerous. Did you vote for the guy who was endorsed by the KKK anyway? There are varying degrees of racism and antisemitism. We all like to think that we’re decent people. For the most part, we are. This is a tough thing to say but if you see this kind of stuff and think it’s not that big of a deal or if you rightly think it’s horrible but still think pulling the lever for Trump was the right thing to do, well, I guess your priorities are just different than mine.
I have a feeling this is going to get much worse. I’ll be writing about it every step of the way.